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  • Fun Basements | Mark’s Remarks

    Our first basement was unfinished and old. It leaked a little if it rained a lot. The concrete walls were cool. The uncovered rafters had pretty, untouched and solid wood from 1953. We loved it. We set...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ | Movie Review

    The black-and-white film shows a little girl standing and staring at Fred Rogers, the man she watches on television. He smiles at her, as she finds her voice, and manages to croak out “Mister Rogers, I have...

    • Posted June 15, 2018
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  • I’m Glad They Are Going | Mark’s Remarks

    So many parents are gearing up for the weeping and gnashing of teeth at this time of the year. Their children are graduating and are going off to college.  Now, after you look at the title of...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • End of the School Year | Mark’s Remarks

    How many of these have I written in the past 10 years of penning this column? I hope not too many. You’ll have to excuse me. This is my 28th year of teaching.  It’s coming to a...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • Flashbacks | Mark’s Remarks

    When I was a kid, my mother and I were hit by a drunk driver as we turned on a country road while traveling to my grandparent’s house. He sideswiped us. I bumped my head pretty hard...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • The Bible Smorgasboard | Mark’s Remarks

    Ever heard people walk around and quote things from the Bible, yet they will tell you they don’t believe everything the Bible says? Ever talked to someone who wanted to dispute the Bible or tell you it’s...

    • Posted May 23, 2018
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  • ‘Bad Grandmas’ | Movie Review

    Bad Grandmas Here’s the story, of a lovely lady, who lots of people grew up watching. The late Florence Henderson can certainly be called one of the iconic mothers of our culture, having played matriarch Carol Brady...

    • Posted May 18, 2018
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  • Narcissist Part 2 | Mark’s Remarks

    Even if a narcissist is not particularly attractive to others, he or she is obsessed with how they look and are often addicted to shopping or material items. Boasting about material things and flashing “stuff” as status...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • ‘Life of the Party’ | Movie Review

    McCarthy Tries Her Best to Be the ‘Life of the Party’ If you are like me, your first question after seeing this movie will be: “Where did they get the idea for this title?” It just doesn’t...

    • Posted May 10, 2018
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  • Impossibles | 5/2/2018

    I have been thinking about impossible people and frankly, wondering if I am one. It started this past summer. I probably told you that one of my pastimes when I am puttering around the house is listening...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Zeal Without Knowledge | Mark’s Remarks

    As a representative of the educational community, I applaud people for speaking out and taking an interest in their children. Teachers and school officials alike will tell you that one of the stumbling blocks in our career...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • Foot-In-Mouth Phraseology | Mark’s Remarks

    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve said something I shouldn’t, I’d probably have a little bit of cash. Or maybe I’m forgetting some of the things I’ve said and I’d have a lot more....

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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